Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Husband's Balls on Christmas Day

Did the title get your attention?  I could help but tease him.  It's something he wanted for Christmas.  Balls.  But honestly, they are pretty cool.  Magnetic balls.  I forget what they are called.  I had to order them outside of the US.  Greg showed me a YouTube video on making the balls into a sphere shape, so we tried it out.

First we had created triangles with the balls, then what I called "petals" - then put the petals together:

Once you turn these pattern together, it forms a hollow sphere.. pretty neat :)

We went to Greg's parents' home for Christmas, here are just a few pictures :)

Christmas Eve night, Greg and I made Oreo Truffles, for the recipe, click here.

Proof!  Someone liked the truffles :)

To see more pictures, click here and scroll to the bottom.


Cheryl said...

It looks like you had fun. Oh and those truffles look awesome.

The magnetic balls look fun and interesting. I think for an adult household they would be entertaining.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission asked for them to be recalled in the US as a number of small children had serious injuries after swallowing them. I bring this up as I watched a film of a bowel obstruction of a little girl after these clumped together in her upper GI. Uck! Hide those suckers when little Gregory gets toddling.

See I am already worrying about your baby and I am neither it's grandma or associated with the CPSC. OK...I will mind my own business now.

Aleta said...

Hi Cheryl, I spoke with Greg about the balls.... and I have very small beads that I work with in jewelry making. I have a cabinet that I keep the beads in and most likely we'll put the balls in the gun safe, which stays locked. We're going to be doing a lot of "house proofing" in the coming weeks. :)

Headant said...

It's the magnetic factor, rather than the size, that is a concern. I remember being paranoid about buying magnetic letters when the kids got older. The gun safe is a good idea.

The Aums Mama said...

Best title ever!

Amanda said...

I don't know how I scrolled past this one but I LOVE the title and those look like fun :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Glad you had an awesome Christmas!!